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A Computational Analysis of Collective Discourse

@article{Qazvinian2012ACA,
  title={A Computational Analysis of Collective Discourse},
  author={Vahed Qazvinian and Dragomir R. Radev},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2012},
  volume={abs/1204.3498}
}
This paper is focused on the computational analysis of collective discourse, a collective behavior seen in nonexpert content contributions in online social media. We collect and analyze a wide range of real-world collective discourse datasets from movie user reviews to microblogs and news headlines to scientic citations. We show that all these datasets exhibit diversity of perspective, a property seen in other collective systems and a criterion in wise crowds. Our experiments also conrm that… 

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